21 Things Everyone Who Sees A Therapist Needs You To Realize

Yes, I see a therapist. No, I'm not crazy!

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    There is a huge stigma surrounding the idea of seeing a therapist or psychologist.

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    However, people who see therapists are not weak, pathetic or crazy.

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    In fact, it takes a great deal of strength to openly seek help from a professional.

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    Just because we see a psychologist does not mean we have a mental disorder.

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    Nor does it mean that we're on medication or will be put on medication in the future.

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    Our therapist does not tell us what to do or how to think. We are in charge of our actions and thoughts.

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    However, therapists do help us learn how to tackle life's challenges in an effective and healthy way.

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    You shouldn't feel sorry for us because we are in therapy.

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    Therapy sessions don't just involve sitting on a couch and talking about your mother.

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    Although the process can take time, we're not going to be in therapy forever.

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    Maintaining mental health is just as important as staying physically healthy.

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    Not all types of therapy or therapists work for everyone.

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    That's why finding the right fit is crucial. However, sometimes it can take time.

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    Therapists aren't just for wealthy people with "first world problems".

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    People seek therapy for many different reasons.

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    Therapists do not have all the answers and we're aware of that.

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    The experience of seeking professional help is all about what you make of it.

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    It's no one's business what we talk about with our therapist, counselor or psychologist.

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with seeing a therapist or psychologist and everyone is entitled to see one if they choose.

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    Therapy is helpful for some and not for others.

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    But at the end of the day, seeing a therapist is nothing to be ashamed of!

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